The lost cut of Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon has been teased for what seems like forever. And today, Anderson reveals the only way to truly recreate it is to shoot new material with digitally de-aged original stars Joely Richardson, Lawrence Fishburne, and Jason Isaacs.
Anderson tells CinemaBlend: “I think the only way to truly recreate the lost cut of Event Horizon… is, actually, to shoot new material…C’mon Paramount Pictures, all I need is a bit of money, and I can go and shoot all of that stuff with Joely Richardson, and Lawrence Fishburne, and Jason Isaacs. A little bit of de-aging, and we can just go shoot the whole thing again.”
For those that don’t know, Paramount made Anderson re-edit his first 130-minute cut to the 96-minute version we know and love. Supposedly, a copy of the first cut exists on a VHS owned by producer Lloyd Levin. But we’ll see if it ever surfaces.
In the meantime, Amazon and Paramount are developing a series adaptation of the sci-fi horror film. Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs. Kong, Blair Witch, The Guest, You’re Next, and Death Note) will executive produce and direct the potential series.
Event Horizon begins when the titular spaceship suddenly reappears, after vanishing years earlier. A team goes to investigate with the ship’s creator, William Weir (Sam Neill). Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne) leads the crew of the Lewis and Clark and begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes evident that something sinister resides in its corridors, and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon’s previous journey are still present.
Are you up for this re-shot Event Horizon cut?